The Mars Agency is thrilled to announce that Director of People & Culture Nichole Hoskins has been named to the list of “Top 100 DEI Leaders in 2021” compiled by the Mogul executive recruitment service.
A “culture-focused people management professional,” according to her Mogul profile, Nichole was recognized for using “her experience as a DEI advisor, inclusive workplace specialist and Certified Diversity Executive to develop strategic inclusion interventions for the agency that focus on creating a sustainable, inclusive workplace culture.”
Nichole joined Mars in November 2020 to lead the implementation of our strategic plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which was developed by an internal committee and launched in early 2021. Since then, she has been refining the strategic plan and guiding the initiatives, activities, and events that are bringing it to life.
The goal of The Mars Agency’s DEI initiative is to create an environment where every employee feels welcome to bring their full selves to work every day by curating a diverse workforce, establishing processes to foster inclusion, and ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.
Through engagement with community special interest groups, training to understand and overcome bias, and a summer internship program offering students from diverse backgrounds access to an industry in which they’ve historically been underrepresented, Mars is striving to make inclusion an innate part of the way we work.
For that reason, Hoskins has performance management and talent development as part of her responsibilities. “These are areas where bias can make it difficult to retain and promote underrepresented groups,” explains Hoskins. “So managing these processes helps to ensure the agency is always evaluating them for fairness and equity.”
An innovator in the $200 billion global recruitment market, Mogul is one of the world’s largest resources for diverse talent. The company partners with Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations to attract and advance diverse talent at all levels.
The Top 100 DEI Leaders list recognizes “individuals who have made enormous strides in implementing progressive practices, striving for DEI across all levels of their organization, and creating a welcoming, nurturing workplace for all employees,” according to Mogul.
To read about all 100 honorees, visit the Mogul website.
The Mars Agency is an award-winning, independently owned global commerce marketing practice with a growth-for-clients focus. With talent spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia, they create breakthrough connected commerce solutions by balancing the smartest humanity with the latest technology. Their latest MarTech platform, Marilyn®, is the first and only end-to-end commerce marketing advisor.